Jamestown to be featured topic of BEK TV show

Several people will speak on Jamestown.

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STEELE, N.D. – The next episode of “My Hometown – Summer Getaways” will feature Jamestown. Viewers can watch the production at 4:30 p.m. Wednesday, July 20, on BEK TV or online at . The program will run again at 10 a.m. Thursday, July 21.

Patti Armstrong, one of the hosts on BEK’s “Ladies of Another View,” traveled to Jamestown and will feature:

  • Keith Norman, author and retired reporter for The Jamestown Sun, who tells the history of Jamestown.
  • Mindi Schmitz, executive director of The Arts Center, discusses upcoming events and the importance of culture in a small community.
  • llana Xinos, executive director of the National Buffalo Museum, who will show why Jamestown s nicknamed “The Buffalo City.”
  • Bill Steinmetz, a local outdoorsman, who talks about the outdoors, trails, mountain biking and upcoming races in August.
  • Searle Swedlund, executive director of Jamestown Tourism, highlights summer events.

“My Hometown” is an hour-long feature presentation of “Ladies of Another View” and spotlights small North Dakota communities. The Ladies highlight the history of the towns, how they’ve changed throughout the years, and what makes them so special today. “My Hometown – Summer Getaways” was launched this year to feature the towns across North Dakota and the region that may be a destination for those looking for a long weekend getaway or day trip. Lake Metigoshe was the premiere episode of “My Hometown – Summer Getaways,” followed by Annie’s House and Bottineau Winter Park in Bottineau, North Dakota.
BEK is a member-owned telecommunications cooperative that believes small towns are the backbone of North Dakota. In its efforts to encourage its viewers to support and visit these communities, it launched “My Hometown.”

A new “My Hometown” or “My Hometown – Summer Getaways” episode is broadcast Wednesdays of each month. Watch any previous episode online in the My Hometown archives by logging onto .

“Ladies of Another View” is a show that discusses topics and issues that affect people and brings to light information that’s hard to find on mainstream media. It broadcasts on weekdays at 4:30 p.m. on BEK TV and online.


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